Here’s where several high profile Lansing court cases stand in the justice system

Lansing State Journal

December 27, 2018

By Kara Berg

2018 has been a busy year in the Lansing-area courts. With disgraced former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar’s January sentencing hearing, and the whirlwind of chaos that followed his case, it’s easy to get lost.

Here’s some cases you may have forgotten about, and where they stand in the justice system.

Rev. Jonathan Wehrle
The trial for a retired priest accused of stealing more than $5 million from an Okemos church is on hold as the priest’s attorneys appeal a decision Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk made.

Rev. Jonathan Wehrle is charged with six felony counts of embezzlement of $100,000 or more. Draganchuk pushed his trial back to at least January after Wehrle’s original attorney withdrew in July. It’s not clear when his trial will begin. He has no pending court dates.

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